As the name suggests, superficial basal cell carcinomas are superficial in the skin and not running deep. They are only in the top layers of the skin and are unlikely to be invasive. Clinically it will present as a slightly elevated dry crusted skin lesion. These are more common than morpheaform and infiltrative subtypes but less common than nodular basal cell carcinomas. Given the superficial nature of the tumor it will tend to follow a more indolent course.